Are you feeling stuck? Maybe your blog has hit a plateau or you are just unable to hit a milestone you’ve been trying to reach for a long time.
This happens to all of us from time to time, but since a lot of people have been talking about it lately, Becky and I decided it was time to do something to help!
5 ways to get out of a blogging slump
1. Don’t stress – Okay, I know, this one seems impossible. So I’ll change it to – have a buddy you can stress with! I can’t even count the number of times Becky and I have whined to each other about blogging issues and we always help one another bounce back. Having a buddy like that is invaluable to keep you from wallowing or giving up! Things go in phases, especially with the changes in Pinterest and Facebook algorithms pageviews can fluctuate quite a bit as things change. Try to ride it out and continue creating amazing content for your readers. .
2. Focus on your list – If you are not already spending time working on your newsletter you need to start! These are your most loyal, invested fans. Even if there are only a few of them, it’s important to nurture that relationship and work on growing your list. For extra help check out Kirsten Oliphant’s Free Email Course. It’s amazing!!!
3. Leverage other audiences – If you are stuck in a spell where Facebook or Pinterest seem to be throttling your traffic, leverage a larger blogger’s audience while you work out the kinks with your own. Check out our list of big Facebook Pages that allow you to share to their walls and share to at least one a day for the next month. A share from one of the huge pages can really make a month a LOT better.
4. Compare – Take a good long look at your blog and the sites of those in your niche that are doing better than you. Try to figure out what they have that you don’t! Maybe it’s eye-catching images or post length or perhaps they’ve figured out a pinning schedule that is off-the-charts effective! Study what is working for other people and help your blog grow in the process. — Check out this post about how to effectively compare your blog to other sites (without being a copycat)
5. Collaborate – You may have noticed I keep going back to relationships with other bloggers. Blogging is so much better with a tribe of people on your side. Build relationships with other bloggers and work together to make something amazing. Maybe you’ll start a share group with them to help every one’s content be seen by more eyes. Perhaps you’ll create a series together that all of your readers can enjoy or maybe it’s a simple as starting a group board on Pinterest together. Get creative and find a way that working together can work for you AND your blogging friends to leverage every one’s specific strengths.
6. Invest in your site – If you are REALLY feeling stuck, consider investing in the video course Becky and I made with Holly Homer. Blogpreneur walks you through what you need to know to turn your blog into a career and get un-stuck!!! Get more details here.
Have you ever felt like your blog was stuck? How did you work around it?